I’m about to take off from KMCO and there’s a departure controller. I’ve never flown with a departure controller. What should I say/do?
You just have to say “Check In”. It’s easy :)
If you’re intending to fly your flight plan, just check in and you’ll be on your way. If ATC deviates you from your FPL though (due to traffic etc), you have to follow the instructions.
and flight following, that is for VFR flights
hmm… I guess I’ve been doing it wrongly this whole time :) LOL!
I guess, gaining some new knowledge doesnt hurt
No not check in AND ask for Flight Following…that’s a huge misconception so many people do.
It’s only Check in.
I guess I’m one of them